The Independent Living Centre offers a range of training and events aimed at providing information and education to a range of groups in the health, education, community and disability sectors. Some events are aimed at clients, family members and carers, through to sessions for health professionals, educators and service providers. Workshops are delivered by different teams within the organisation, based on their teams skills and expertise.
|Nedlands 'Drop By' times|
|ILC 'Drop By' times (Assistive Equipment Services)|
Drop in to view the thousands of products on display at the ILC Equipment Display Centre. No appointments are necessary and therapists will be available to offer assistance during the times below.
When: Every Wednesday and Friday between 10.00am and 1.00pm
Where: ILC Nedlands Head Office, The Niche, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: Free with parking available on site
Please note: Some complex technology and equipment items are not suitable for viewing during our ‘Drop By’ times. You may be required to make an appointment to get advice about these items. ILC Tech staff are unavailable during ‘Drop By’ times. We know that your time is valuable. It is therefore recommended that you contact the ILC on 9381 0600 prior to visiting us to see if an appointment is necessary for the equipment or technology you would like to view. This will ensure that you get the assistance you require when you come in.
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|What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in July|
|NEW Workshop!! Fundamentals of Assistive Technology (AT)
Enabling frontline staff to understand consumers AT needs
This workshop covers the fundamental skills and knowledge of good AT practice for support staff to make safe decisions and understand consumers AT needs. The practical activities will give participants hand-on experience with equipment for daily living, and utilising good resources. AT includes any piece of equipment that enables an individual to perform a task that they would otherwise be unable to do.
The Fundamentals of AT is a LifeTec learning and development product, developed and owned by LifeTec, and delivered under license by Independent Living Centre WA in partnership with LifeTec.
Target audience: Support workers, Nursing staff, Care coordinators, RAS assessors, Local coordinator & planners, Activity officers, Residential care staff, Allied health staff new to AT, AT therapy assistants, Pharmacy assistants & Suppliers and retail staff.
When: Tuesday 11th July, 8:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Independent Living Centre, Training room, The Niche Suite A, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: $140.00 per person
|Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Device Open Morning
What is AAC? What’s new? Drop in and take a look!
ILC invites speech pathologists, occupational therapists and other health professionals to come in and have a look at communication devices and accessories on display at the Independent Living Centre. ILC speech pathologists will be on hand to talk you through the options available, new products and discuss options for particular clients.
As part of the CAEP AAC Consultancy and Refurbishment program we have a range of equipment on display including eye gaze technologies, alternative access options, portable AAC options and mounts. We will also have a range of tablet technologies on display and apps for AAC.
This event is funded by the CAEP AAC Consultancy and Refurbishment Program. Please contact Prue Taylor on 9381 0600 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you require more information.
When: Friday 21st July, 10am - 12pm
Where: ILC Cockburn- Cockburn Integrated Health and Community Facility, Suite 6B, Ground Floor, 11 Wentworth Parade, Success
|Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) Introductory 2 day workshop
The Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) approach provides strategies to support the design, production and implementation of communication systems to enable genuine communication for a variety of functions in all daily environments. PODD includes strategies to minimise some of the common difficulties associated with the use of multi-level communication books including.
Target audience: This workshop will be of interest to speech pathologists, occupational therapists, teachers and parents of individuals who have complex communication needs. Family members and support people of someone using PODD may also be interested to attend this workshop. If you are considering high tech PODD, this training would also be beneficial to develop your understanding about PODD features, organisation and teaching and learning strategies.
When: Thursday 27th July and Friday 28th July. 9:00am - 4:30pm both days.
Where Independent Living Centre, The Niche, Suite A, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: $500.00 Early bird rate (Register before COB Friday 28th April). $550 standard ticket
This workshop is sold out. Please contact us to be added to the wait list for the next workshop.
|Dementia Education and Training for Carers
The Respite and Carelink Centre aims to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia by supporting their carers. One way we achieve this is through running Dementia Education and Training sessions for carers. We hold regular sessions to enhance carer skills and connecting our carers to key information about dementia.
During this session Bianca Briggs from Heart to Heart Connections will talk about “What you can get from your care package?”
Following morning tea, Bianca will introduce you to the benefits of aromatherapy.
When: Thursday 27th July 2017 from 10:30am – 12:30pm.
Where: Currambine Community Centre, 64 Delamere Avenue, Currambine WA 6028
|ILC Regional events and activities|
|AES Country Services visit to the Pilbara Kimberley Region|
See our Occupational Therapist, Lauren Farrell from the AES Country Services Team who will be visiting the Pilbara Kimberley Region to provide information, advice and have a range of equipment on display at a variety of local events. Some individual appointments may also be available on request.
When: 24th July - 4th August 2017
Where: Onslow, Karratha, Roebourne, Port Hedland, Broome, Derby, Fitzory Crossing, Halls Creek and Kununurra
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